Villa Ortensia was absolutely perfect. A spectacular, historic villa and a short walk down to a charming little town. We loved Calde's Polenta Festival, a fun communal dinner with live music.
The villa was immaculate, beautifully decorated in Italian style, and extremely well appointed with everything one could possibly require. Serenity and privacy, in lovely impeccably manicured gardens and grounds (with a groundskeeper, robot lawnmower and fresh figs off the tree), The villa includes a pristine pool with mountain and lake views, change/shower room and lots of comfy chairs to sit and enjoy.
The location while quiet, is very convenient, a few minutes to the town of Laveno where we started our private guided boat tour of the Borommeo Islands, a short drive to Lake Como, Stressa or Varese, an easy train ride up to the local market at Luino.
Marella the owner, was very responsive and helpful with the booking. Dennis and Laurie are on site in a separate home, and were caring, kind and available to assist us with as required.
We are frequent travellers, our stay at Villa Ortensia was an experience of a lifetime and I highly recommend this villa!